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A glimpse of the future, part two – 70 is the new 30

As mentioned yesterday, there’s a big question about what all of this means for financial service.  You may not have asked those questions but if life sciences allows people to live for 150 years or more; if babies can be born without defects; if you can design yourself to be whatever you want to be;…

A glimpse of the future, part one

I know I talk about banking and technology most of the time, but I also have other topics of interest.  Art, history, travel, fine wine … although I obviously look at them all from a banker’s point of view and wonder what it’s worth. All that said, one of the biggest areas of surprise in…

The Finanser’s Week: 24th October – 30th October 2016

The main blog posts this week are … A world turned on its head Back to London after almost a week in Vegas.  Amazed I’m still writing.  In fact, amazed to be alive as Vegas is one helluva weird old town. As I’m leaving, I’m struck by an observation that has occurred to me before,…

#Brexit: a positive force for change

Speaking of Walloons forcing a Byegium from the EU-Canada trade deal leads me to post this thoughtful email I received from Iain Bell, CEO of Quadrant Capital.  Iain gives a balanced alternative view to mine, and therefore it is worth a read… I have found your last couple of posts to be quite feisty in fact,…

A world turned on its head

Back to London after almost a week in Vegas.  Amazed I’m still writing.  In fact, amazed to be alive as Vegas is one helluva weird old town. As I’m leaving, I’m struck by an observation that has occurred to me before, but hit me big time this week.  Europe is boring.  America is dull.  The…

If the internet giants are the competition, are banks ready to compete?

Mid-way through #money2020 and in my fourth back-to-back chat about Fintech and leadership and core systems renewal and machine learning and and and … I am suddenly taken back to my roots.  My roots are firmly in data.  I guess that’s because I started in technology looking at office automation and workflow, process re-engineering and…

Jack Dorsey, Vitalik Buterin, Chris Skinner and all things #Money2020

It’s the end of the first full day of Money 20/20 2016, and it’s been a mixed day starting with a surprisingly packed room for my discussion with Moven, Simple and ING about digital banking. The story of the fish seemed popular (see last week’s blog). Banks are like this fish. @Chris_Skinner #Money2020 pic.twitter.com/iHsR6PiQY7 —…

Four banking business models for the digital age

I spotted a lengthy, but very insightful post, on LinkedIn the other day by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Temenos.  I don’t usually highlight such pieces, but felt this worth replicating here, and Ben kindly agreed.  Enjoy … Four banking business models for the digital age Digitization of the banking industry is…

The Finanser’s Week: 17th October – 23rd October 2016

The main blog posts this week were … Who owns the customer in the internet of things? I’ve been talking the internet of things for a while as, after all, The ValueWeb is the internet of value that underpins the internet of things. A key concept of the internet of value is how it supports…

300 years and still going strong?

A final comment on leadership for digital transformation.  I was in a conversation with a bank yesterday when, half way through, the senior chap there said “look Chris, we’re a 300-year-old institution, things change but not that fast”. 300 years old. Wow. They were actually established in the 1600s. That was just after the Great…

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